Venice, ItalyJune 28, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C
We docked at 7.00am this morning and disembarked at 8.15am. A short ride on the train and then we had to figure out how to get to the rendezvous point with all our luggage to speak to the agent about our apartment. There are porters with trollies who cart your luggage on them for a fee. Best 20 euros I have spent as the walk with luggage would have killed us.
Our agent meets us and takes us to our apartment. Not on the canal as depicted in the ad but it's very comfortable and rustic.
The challenge now lies with getting to our tour meeting places without taxis and trains.
We make it and travel by boat to two of Venice’s many islands. The first is Murano which is famous for its glass blowing. Quite amazing watching them making such a variety of glass products including chandeliers. Not fun standing in front of a furnace heated to 1200 degrees Celsius. Great job in winter but not today. Another 35 degree day. In fact come to think of it, we've only had a couple days under 30 for the entire trip so far!! The problem in Venice though is the humidity which knocks you around.
From Murano to Burano which is famous for its hand made lace. Upon returning to Venice we had dinner and then went to St. Mark's Piazza for a tour of the Basilica. Absolutely beautiful on the outside but the inside wasn’t my cup of tea. A very heavy middle eastern influence, extremely ornate and themed on the old testament.
It was a very uncomfortable trip home on the water bus. Humid, squashed in like sardines and smelling twice as bad.
Even though there are no roads, Venice has traffic police. They are just as sneaky as back home and sit on canal bridges with radar to enforce speed limits on the canals.
We arrived home late, exhausted and bothered for an early start tomorrow.Read more